An Examination Performed to Identify the Causative Agent of Crusian Carp (Carassius carassius) Mass Mortality in Jinyangho

  • Shin, Gee-Wook (Institute of Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Lee, Hu-Jang (Institute of Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Jung, Tae-Sung (Institute of Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University)
  • Published : 2003.12.01

Abstract

Jinyangho is a natural water supply source of tap water in west Gyeongnam area, but mass mortality of crusian carp occurred during the time of temperature rise in spring. Examinations on diseased fishes were able to isolate four bacteria isolates and then identified the bacteria as a member of Aeromonas sp. Challenge experiment with mirror carp (Gyrinus carpiospecilaris) was proved the virulence, the isolates were in turn believed as the causative agent of mass mortality in Jinyangho.

Keywords

mass mortality;water supply source;crusian catp

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